Position:Social Work Supervisor III – Child Welfare
Department:Department of Social Services
Salary Range:$47,981.96 – $67,797.25
Opening Date:July 19, 2021
Closing Date:August 2, 2021
An employee in this position provides direct supervision for 5-6 staff positions in a blended team format. The reporting staff positions provide direct and/or indirect services to clients and their families who may have serious and complicated social, economic, emotional, or mental health problems.
Duties also include screening decisions, assigns work, coordinating workflow, monitoring caseload and compliance with rule/law/policy, reviews documentation, teaches/trains/coaches staff and authorizes all closures, participates in court-related matters, participates in hiring/disciplinary actions, handles personnel matters, attends Child & Family Team Meetings, captures statistical data and produces reports, provides after-hours/holiday supervision for on-call staff, and represents the agency on external boards and committees in the community. The employee reports to a higher-level manager or administrator.
The employee is committed to total accuracy and/or best judgment in that s/he leads a team which deals directly with the lives and well-being of children and families.
• Master’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related experience; or three years of experience with a master’s degree in human services;
• Or a bachelor’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or four years of experience with a bachelor’s degree in human services;
• Or a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of directly related experience;
• At least three years of experience working in Child Welfare within a North Carolina County Department of Social Services is preferred.
Who We Are:
Located in the Foothills region of North Carolina, Alexander County is primarily rural in nature. Bordered by the Brushy Mountains to the north and the Catawba River to the south, residents can enjoy a quiet, more isolated area in the country or a more urban setting with lakeside living. The county is rich with history and demographically distinguished by a small town and several rural communities. Alexander County is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are elected at-large, serving four-year terms, with a general operating budget of $43 million and approximately 700 employees. The County offers a wide range of training opportunities, a supportive work culture, and an excellent benefits package.
Applications may be filed online at www.alexandercountync.gov or by mail to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Applications must be completely filled out, a résumé should not be substituted in lieu of a complete application.
Pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol testing, criminal background check and a physical are required following a conditional offer of employment. Alexander County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or provisions of service.